The KRK Audio Tools App is a free suite of professional studio tools available on iOS and Android devices. It includes 5x useful and professional analysis-based components that work with any monitor configuration to help you in getting the best set-up and 1x powerful tool (EQ Recommendation) that helps acclimate the new KRK ROKIT G4 monitors to their individual acoustic environment.
Alongside the EQ Recommendation tool, the app also includes a Spectrum Real-Time Analyzer (RTA), Level Meter, Delay and Polarity Analysers, as well as a Monitor Align tool.
First is the Level Meter, a useful tool that assists in calibrating monitor output levels. So if you are working with an array of monitor choices, this tools helps ensure they all output at the same level.
The app also features a Delay Analysis Tool that is used to measure distance. Whether it’s the distance between the monitors and the distance from the monitors to your ears, this feature helps in forming the perfect equilateral listening triangle for you and your monitors.
The Polarity function within the Audio Tools App helps verify that your monitors are correctly wired, and in phase, so you avoid low-frequency cancellations and incorrect stereo imaging reproductions in your studio due to your monitors being out of phase.
The Spectrum RTA Tool will analyse frequency versus amplitude in real-time that works in conjunction with a signal generator to show you how the frequencies are performing in a particular room. The signal generator has pink & white noise and sine waves & sweeps, each can aid in finding specific nuance problems in your listening space.
Next is the Monitor Align Tool that will allow you to set the exact angle for your monitors. A straightforward and useful tool that only requires you to set your monitors straight, then place your smartphone on the top of each monitor and then rotate until you reach the 30-degree mark, forming the perfect equilateral listening triangle for you and your monitors.
There is a sixth tool, exclusive to ROKIT G4 owners, and that is the EQ Recommendation tool. This helps acclimate monitors to an environment by analysing the app-generated pink noise and subsequently suggesting the best EQ preset, which is set manually on the back of the G4 monitors.
What KRK have to say
Product Manager Rich Renken explains – “We wanted to build something game-changing for the new ROKIT G4 line that enables our users to achieve better final mixes overall. Our intentions with the EQ Recommendation tool are to suggest a flatter condition and help get the user to a better starting point. Ultimately, it still comes down to preference and using your musical ear, but it’s certainly great to have this feature available along with the others in the app.”
The KRK Audio Tools App is a fantastic studio addition to all levels of users. The sheer number of features within this little app allows you to put your absolute best foot forward and avoid the pitfalls that can be encountered through incorrect monitor placement and provide you with a neutral starting platform to make the best mix decisions while working. Plus, it’s free, so what’s not to love? Visit the KRK website for further details.